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Muncie in Delaware County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
1. Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
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Inscription.  Structure, circa 1893, is Muncie's oldest standing public school building. Purchased by church congregation, circa 1928. Rallying point in August 1930 when bodies of two African-American men, lynched in Marion, were brought to Muncie for embalmment by church's pastor J.E. Johnson, a mortician.
 
Erected 1996 by Indiana Historical Bureau, & The Delaware County Historical Alliance. (Marker Number 18.1996.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, and the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 40° 12.213′ N, 85° 22.226′ W. Marker is in Muncie, Indiana, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of East Highland Avenue and North Wolfe Street, on the right when traveling east on East Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 East Highland Avenue, Muncie IN 47302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Legion Post No. 19 Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Mary Jane Gilbert (approx. one mile away); Gilbert Cabin Site (approx. one mile away); W.A. McNaughton Building (approx. one mile away); This Boulder Marks the Traditional Site of Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk (approx. one mile away); Muncie Carnegie Library (approx. one mile away); Boyce Block (approx. 1.1 miles away); Delaware County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muncie.
 
Obverse Side - - Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
2. Obverse Side - - Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Looking North - - Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
3. Looking North - - Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Looking South - - Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
4. Looking South - - Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,619 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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